In following, American ban on electronic devices larger than mobile phones on flights from middle eastern countries, United Kingdom has also enacted similar rule with immediate effect.
Unlike the States, which additionally banned UAE and Morocco, UK’s band targets Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey. This could be a possible reaction to insights on an imminent attack on aviation related platforms by terrorist groups. Intelligence from special agents have revealed of such acts after the recent Egypt Air attack, causing these two countries to place the order. Stringent checks can be expected at airports, following the ban as there would be passengers taking in-direct route to US or UK would also be subject to the rule.
Devices larger than 16 x 9.3 x 1.5cm will be prohibited by passengers boarding these flights, which means laptops, tablets cannot be brought in, however iPhone Plus and Samsung smartphones will be of no problem.